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Progress Report 2020 #21

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It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week.

Words written (week/YTD): 6,689 / 258,496

231-words of admin + 3 projects.

So, because these counts are totalled from Friday to Thursday, and because I started memorial day weekend out by spending all day having my leg tattooed, the first 4 days of word counts for this progress report are a string of zeros. It’s really weird working on a laptop when you only have half a lap.

I did get one book’s fast draft done, and it’s been added to the stack of “OH MY GOD WHY HAVEN’T THESE BEEN EDITED YET.” Which is nice. There’s a scant five thousand words until it meets the bare minimum count, and I imagine going through the mess of the fast draft is going to give me more than ample opportunity to get that done.

I passed my May 2014 word count, leaving only 2016 (which I may hitin the next 3 days) and 2017 (which I definitely won’t--8,478-words per day is not something I’d be able to sustain right now, and I have a feeling trying would b…

Progress Report 2020 #20

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It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week.

Words written (week/YTD): 13,671 / 251,807

1,033-words of admin + 4 projects.

I am so close to being done with two projects. One is the “short story” that has run away with itself, the other is a novella for a different pen name. They are both going to need a decent amount of work on the back end (as always), so “done” is never done.

Because of scheduling, and the holiday weekend, I know I”m not going to beat my best word count out of the past several Mays. But I did pass the count from last year, 2013, and the Average of the previous 7 Mays. It’s always nice to do better than past versions of myself.

95 pages edited

That’s 65% of the month’s editing down last week. Another tiny chunk bitten out of the thing… before the pile gets about 3x as much added back in.

I probably need to rework my schedule to add in my editing-specific days. Be the solution, not the problem, Amy.

What I’m reading

This week’s only reads were two short boo…

Progress Report 2020 #19

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It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week.

Words written (week/YTD): 30,501 / 238,126

337-words of admin + 4 projects.

This week was some 2013-level writing.

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen my story asking if I should keep cleaning up the mess from that edit? Or if I should write a 7k-word story on saturday…. Just over 20k of the words this week are in that story, which is no longer “short” and it isn’t quite done yet. *screams into the void*

I passed the May word count for 2015 and then 2018 (and I should hit 2019’s tonight).
30 pages edited

Honestly, If I didn’t keep track of these things on a spreadsheet… I wouldn’t have known I’d edited any pages this week. It was actually a struggle to look at the daily breakouts and remember what the heck I’d edited. (turns out my brain had filed them with last week instead of this week).

What I’m reading

This was one of those weeks where I bought books… I didn’t read them.
Largely because of the word count up ther…

Progress Report 2020 #18

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It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week.

I was the kind of sick yesterday (and still am today) where it might be an ear infection? Or it might just be the crushing weight of apathy and stress….
I’m assuming it’s the former because my ears feel full and I’m easily dizzy/am more prone to losing my balance than normal. Considering the latter because I’m not in any pain, nor do I have a fever or any other symptoms of an infection.
If you know me, you know that I have a really hard time sleeping in unless something is wrong, and I don’t nap (any sleep that is less than three hours long usually leaves me feeling like I’ve got a wicked hangover) but I did both yesterday, and the former today.
So I may have some errors in this text….

Words written (week/YTD): 12,508 / 207,635

1841-words of admin + 3 projects.

Finished one book, got to the 65% mark on another, and was pretty good on focus otherwise.

May 1 was a great start to the month with just over 6,500-words, but the rest o…

Progress Report 2020 #17

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It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week.
Words written (week/YTD): 12,848 / 195,127
330-words of admin + 5 projects. 
I was on furlough from the day job this week (possibly my last? Not sure.) and so I had all week to do the full-time author thing. (Do I have to go back?). My dogs seem happier.
Two of the days this week were no-writing days that were consumed by edits, and yesterday would have had a higher w/c, if not for the research rabbit hole I fell down. Neuroanatomy is so fascinating. Seriously, if I’d known it was an option back in the day….
Anyway, it’s the first month doing this style of progress report/update, where the post lands on the first day of the month…. And therefore, I can throw in some info about April as a whole.
48,956-words racked up for the month. I’m about 10k under the average for past Aprils. That said, I did manage to pass 2014, 15, & 18’s counts for April, so that’s a little victory. And I only recorded words for 7 projects (I may hav…